Peanut clinics to test if early exposure reduces allergy risk

Perth doctors are to trial peanut clinics in a bid to reduce rising rates of allergy among infants and children by exposing them to peanut products early. Researchers were planning to use the clinics to test 400 infants to determine the possible benefits of early exposure. Current guidelines suggest that those at high risk should be exposed from as early as four months old. The research could involve those infants being given soup, with a gradual introduction of peanuts in a paste. West Australian Health Minister John Day said some Australian parents’ apprehension to peanuts was delaying exposure. “Parents have…
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